Father’s Day: a gift for every type of dad



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At a time where many of us can't head to the pub for a family lunch, or kick a footy at the park, we still want to let dad know how special he is. Here's a list of gifts that hit all the marks – some practical, others luxurious and unique – to help you show yours that he's one of a kind.

Pangaia's latest collection comes in coral-inspired colours.

Pangaia's latest collection comes in coral-inspired colours.

For the stylish man

Pangaia Jade Green Loose Hoodie

Panagia's Coral Reef collection is for the stylish and eco-conscious dad who wants to make a bold statement. Made with organic cotton and environmentally friendly dye in a recycled water system, the loose hoodies and oversized sweatshirts have thoughtfulness built in: for each product sold, the label will plant a mangrove tree in the West Papua region of Indonesia, to help restore deforested areas. Price: $241, thepangaia.com/collections

Tabacco Toscano cologne was first introduced in Tuscany in 1818.

Tabacco Toscano cologne was first introduced in Tuscany in 1818.

Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano

One of Santa Maria Novella's cult colognes, Tabacco Toscano (inspired by the Toscana Cigar, first introduced in 1818) is perfect for the stylish dad who loves history and a warm and leathery scent. The cologne, with notes of bergamot, jasmine, tobacco, amber and vanilla, is made by the luxury apothecary in Florence. It started in 1221, and originally stocked herbal treatments produced by monks. Price: $198, libertineparfumerie.com.au

Monte Slippers

A cross between a hotel slipper and a Prince Albert loafer – the latter, a style developed in the 1800s as a practical indoor shoe that protected the gentry's palaces from dirt – these Australian-made beauties come in seven colours. Crafted with soft premium velvet and a leather sole, they're stylish and sturdy enough for the outdoors. Price: $165 or $185 with monogramming, montestore.com

The MVPs of lockdown.

The MVPs of lockdown.

F. Miller Shave Oil

Shave, but make it fashion with F. Miller.

Shave, but make it fashion with F. Miller.

Shave, but make it fashion. Specifically, by using this oil by F. Miller, a natural beauty brand bottled in Toronto, Canada, and recently touted by Vogue as an “under-the-radar” brand to hop on to. Made with natural and organic ingredients, including jojoba, argan and lavender flower oils, this shaving oil claims to calm inflammation, heal and clarify skin. Price: $65, saintfrancisplace.com.au

Specsavers x Hugo Boss
Your dad might not get to watch the sequel to Top Gun until next year (since the release has been pushed back) but he can copy Tom Cruise's style with the new Specsavers x Hugo Boss range. Boasting UV protection, these single vision lensed glasses are scratch-resistant, too. Price: $299, specsavers.com.au

Tom Cruise-style sun protection, from Hugo Boss and Specsavers.

Tom Cruise-style sun protection, from Hugo Boss and Specsavers.

The Mr Porter Guide to a Better Day

This dawn to dusk manual provides insights into balancing work and social life, managing mental health and fashion – all with tips and commentary from some of the world's most stylish men. Price: $63, mrporter.com

For the food and drink connoisseur

The Settler Black Tuscan Kale Microgreens

Black Tuscan Kale Microgreens.

Black Tuscan Kale Microgreens.

How to zshush up your pizza and stay healthy? Just add microgreens, which dad can grow on his own, from Settler Hives seeds. If he wants to double down on the saintly factor after becoming an urban farmer, he can also add the supplement to smoothies. Price: $7, koskela.com.au

Nespresso – Vertuo Next Deluxe

Nespresso has released its most sustainable range to date, with 54 per cent of the Vertuo Next Deluxe made from recycled plastic. Price: $379, for a bundle with milk frother (available in dark and pure chrome). nespresso.com

Your morning coffee, now more sustainable.

Your morning coffee, now more sustainable.

Elevate dad's take-away meal with brushed gold cutlery from Krof Collection.

Elevate dad's take-away meal with brushed gold cutlery from Krof Collection.

Krof Brushed Gold Cutlery Set

Bring luxury to his next takeaway meal with Krof Collection's No. 1 Cutlery sets. The beautifully crafted 24-piece, high-grade stainless-steel set is offered in polished silver, matte black, brushed silver, and our pick: brushed gold. Price: $349, krof.co/collections

Cheese Therapy

Cheese it up this Father's Day with fromage from around Australia and the globe, delivered to your door by this small Queensland business. There are four Father's Day options, which all support local cheese-makers and dairy farmers across Australia: an All-Australian Cheese Pack, International Cheese Pack, a Truckle of Tasmanian Clothbound Cheddar and a Grazing Box. Price: $55-$95, cheesetherapy.com.au

Scapegrace Black Gin changes colour when mixed with tonic.

Scapegrace Black Gin changes colour when mixed with tonic.

Scapegrace Black Gin

For the dad who likes to pull out some tricks at dinner parties (or over video calls), New Zealand distillery Scapegrace has crafted an award-winning black gin that changes colour to red and purple when mixed with tonic. Price: $79.99, boozebud.com. For a non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip ($49.95) is the way to go.

For the tech-loving dad

Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro
Whether he's working out or working from home, these wireless earbuds (with nine hours of battery life) are a daily essential. Price: $349.95, beatsbydre.com

Beats by Dre wireless headphones are perfect for the fitness enthusiast.

Beats by Dre wireless headphones are perfect for the fitness enthusiast.

Montblanc Summit 2 Titanium Sport.

Montblanc Summit 2 Titanium Sport.

Montblanc Summit 2 Titanium Sport

Made from titanium with a rubber sports strap, this 42mm smartwatch is not only sapphire scratch-resistant, but will keep your dad connected, wherever he goes. Both iOS and Android compatible, the Summit 2 enables access to all Google platforms including Gmail, maps, music and fitness data. Price: $1,740, Montblanc boutiques or order by email.

For the creative type

Paint and sip with Cork and Canvas
Cork and Canvas is offering interactive painting classes – BYO tipple, nibbles and the desire to become the next Picasso – in Darlinghurst and Crows Nest, for those in Sydney, and through live Zoom sessions, for those unable to attend in person. Creative kits (paint, canvases and brushes) are available to purchase and can be delivered Australia wide. Price: studio classes are $60 per person, and $30 online, corkandcanvas.com.au/

For the adventure seeker

Reebok Classic Leather Legacy

Reebok has released the Classic Leather Legacy, an athleisure runner inspired by the brand’s Aztec and Classic Leather shoes from the 1970s and 1980s. They pair perfectly with anything from a suit to jeans, and make any trip (even one to put out the garbage) more stylish. Price: $130, reebok.com.au

Reebok's Classic Leather Legacy shoe takes inspiration from the brand's 1970s offerings.

Reebok's Classic Leather Legacy shoe takes inspiration from the brand's 1970s offerings.

Centr App

Does your dad need a new fitness partner? Centr, from Thor star Chris Hemsworth, is a holistic health app that provides, among other services: a personal training planner with 230 workouts (for all fitness levels and equipment accessibility), a daily meal plan with over 500 unique recipes, and hundreds of meditation and sleep visualisations. Expect tips, too, from Hemsworth's inner circle, including his own fitness trainer, Luke Zocchi, fitness boxer Michael Olajide Jr, and chef Darren Robertson, from Sydney's Three Blue Ducks cafe. Price: $29.99 for one month, $119.99 for a year, centr.com

Work out like Chris Hemsworth with a subscription to the Thor star's health and welness app, Centr.

Work out like Chris Hemsworth with a subscription to the Thor star's health and welness app, Centr.

GoPro Storm Dry Backpack

Whether he likes to leap over logs and traverse streams while on an epic bushwalk – or just likes to look like he does – adventure camera brand GoPro now offers bags to help him out. The Storm Dry backpack is waterproof, welded and lightweight. Price: $169.95, GoPro.com

The Storm Dry backpack is waterproof and ready for any adventure.

The Storm Dry backpack is waterproof and ready for any adventure.

The Nikon Z6, for the dad who likes to capture every moment.

The Nikon Z6, for the dad who likes to capture every moment.

Nikon Z6

Help dad capture precious moments with this light and durable FX-format, mirrorless camera. With 24.5 megapixels, it can capture crisp images in a wide variety of environments. Prices from $2,798.00, digidirect.com.au

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